Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR List

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This weeks theme is:   Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List


Is there any season better suited to reading than Fall?
I love it; a grey, rainy afternoon, cool temperatures so you can sit comfortably with a hot drink and settle down to get totally lost in some fictional world of your choice.
There are so many books I want to read over the coming months but my slow reading pace will probably mean I won’t manage to finish them all. So, here’s a selection of some of my potential reading choices…

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King – This one will definitely make the ‘read’ pile, because I’ll be starting it as soon as the library gets their copies in stock. I’ve had it on reserve since about June I think.

City of Circles by Jess Richards – A magical love story between two circus performers. I read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern a while ago and it left me wanting to read more books based around a circus setting, so when this one caught my eye I added it to my TBR.

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell – Billed as an unsettling gothic ghost story, Fall seems to perfect opportunity to try this book. A country mansion, a locked room and a two hundred year old diary? Sounds like this has potential.

The Coven by Graham Masterton – A new-to-me author. I think this is actually the second book featuring the character Beatrice Scarlet. I haven’t read the first but something about this caught my attention.

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar – Last time I went to library they had this one on their New Books table so I picked it up. I’ll give most things written by Stephen King a try, so I was happy to find this, especially as I wasn’t looking for it. Another bonus, it’s actually a really short book. I’ve been lost to the massive books again lately and while I love that, it’s really slowed down my reading, so this should be a change.

A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne Harris – Based on The Child Ballads, and a tale of love, betrayal and revenge. Sounds good!

The Remnant by Charlie Fletcher – The final book of the Oversight trilogy. I loved both the other books in this fantasy series so I can’t wait to see how it all ends.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt – I’m sure this book will have appeared in a similar themed post from me in the past. It’s one of those books I keep meaning to read but haven’t got around to yet. Fall comes around and for some reason this book comes back into my mind, so onto the list it goes again.

IT by Stephen King – With the movie coming out recently I feel tempted to give this one a re-read. It’s a few years since I last read it, and I remember really enjoying it.

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – This is probably the last book I actually purchased and is the first book in a new fantasy trilogy. I haven’t read anything by this author before, but I’ve read so many great reviews for this book that I’m looking forward to reading it.


What are you hoping to read over the next few months?  Have you read anything that made my list this week?

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20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR List

  1. Kathy @ Books & Munches says:

    I just keep staring at IT whenever I pass my bookcases.. I haven’t read it and I’m freaked out about doing so because The Shining already gave me some sleepless nights, haha. Eventually I will! But I might wait until the days are getting a bit longer again, in hopes of helping me not to get scared as often as I probably would if I read it during the winter.. *struggles of a baby when it comes to horror*

    Nice list!

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    • pagesandtea says:

      😀 I totally understand being freaked out after The Shining. There was one scene in that… Probably one of the scariest I’ve ever read, and it stuck in my mind for ages afterwards.
      IT is so good because you get the friendship of the group to balance out the horror a bit, but there are some pretty scary moments. Hope you enjoy it if you do give it a go!

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    • pagesandtea says:

      The Silent Companions sounds like the perfect Fall read to me.
      I really must try and make this the season I finally get around to The Secret History. I’ve had it for so long, I can’ t believe I haven’t managed to read it yet. It’s always that way with books I already own though. Library books tend to get preference because they have to go back 🙂

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I keep seeing all these photos of that gorgeous cover for Sleeping Beauties, and the different designs on the main book cover and I can’t wait to see it for real. Hopefully the story will be great too 😀

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